Just one piece from the Great Minds puzzle range. Will you be able to master this challenging wooden brainteaser?
Archimedes’ Tangram Puzzle
Remove the 14 wooden pieces from the frame. Can you fit them back into the frame again? Now open the booklet enclosed to find 12 further shape building challenges.
Archimedes is regarded as one of the leading scientists of classical antiquity. He also designed and wrote about a tangram-type puzzle. It consists of pieces cut from a square which can be used to make other polygons. This style of tangram is called the Loculus of Archimedes. At over 2,000 years old, it is believed to be the world’s oldest puzzle. What Archimedes didn’t know at the time was that without rotations or reflections, there are 536 different ways to place the 14 pieces back into the square frame!